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tonight. with someo start individual questions to each of you. we will start with mr. paul sadler first. you have an uphill battle. raising money has been hard. the democratic party establishment --[unintelligible] democrats in texas are not strongly behind you. why should independent voters are moderate republican voters consider you? >> did not appease texas democratic party with the national democratic party. -- do not confuse the texas democratic party with the national democratic party. the national party made its decision on funding races a year ago. when this race was sewed up. i've would not read into much -- i would not read too much into that. i have a bipartisan record of accomplishment. accomplishing the largest profit tax cut in the history of the state at the time. that is a record done with a republican governor, is but the republicans and democrats in the house and senate. it was a bipartisan effort. we got things done for texas. >> can use them much money of race? >> i really do not know. i have been on the road. >> 1 million, maybe. >> oh, no. i really do not know. te
by framing with this race is right now for november with questions for each of you. we start with mr. sadler. you have an uphill battle. raising money has been hard. the democratic party has been behind you for the primary against a totally unknown candidate. democrats in texas are not totally behind you. why should independent or moderate republican voters consider you? >> do not confuse the texas democratic party with the national democratic party. the texas democratic party is very strongly behind me. it has been pretty amazing. the national party made its decision a year ago, a long time ago. i would not read too much into that aspect of it. the texan democratic party is strongly behind me. republicans and independents should support me because of my bipartisan record. i have a record of accomplishment. i work on education bills and a tax cut. that was done with the republican governor, is split between republicans and democrats in the house and senate. it was a bipartisan effort. we got it done for texas. road. been on the i really do not know. >> mr. sadler, a democrat has not won a st
with mr. sadler. you have an uphill battle. raising money has been hard. only $139,000 through july for your campaign. the democratic party has been behind you for the primary against a totally unknown candidate. democrats in texas are not totally behind you. why should independent or moderate republican voters consider you? >> do not confuse the texas democratic party with the national democratic party. the texas democratic party is very strongly behind me. it has been pretty amazing. the national party made its decision a year ago, a long time ago. i would not read too much into that aspect of it. the texan democratic party is strongly behind me. republicans and independents should support me because of my bipartisan record. i have a record of accomplishment. i work on education bills and a tax cut. that was done with the republican governor, is split between republicans and democrats in the house and senate. it was a bipartisan effort. we got it done for texas. >> your funding reports are due in two weeks? can you speak of those? >>i have been on the road. i really do not know. >
of dollars out of medicare to fund obamacare. that is going backward. >> let's ask mr. sadler. clearly we need to save some money. >> we have to make some hard decisions. we can keep them for all of them. this is the promise we made to each other. we want seniors to live with dignity and have hospital coverage. one, you can raise the gap. you can apply taxes to it. if you make above a certain level, you do not. when social security was formed -- >> and talk about medicare. >> i will. the income has dropped down to 83%. if it was brought down to the original framework, we would add a decade and after social security. we could save social security for all of us. medicare is more difficult. look at the rising health care costs. we do not have an answer to look at rising health care costs. we have health care costs been going through the roof. one of the things that the affordable health care act does in combination with what we have seen in medicare and how it modifies medicare is that it others those two things together. there's a cap on health care costs. the affordable health care act gaz
and people fearing persecution. we have granted them refugee status. >> mr. sadler, is in question. >> we needed for our state. we needed for our nation. we need -- the people coming from mexico here are seeking a better way of life. they are seeking worker and freedom and the american way of life. -- they are seeking work and freedom and the american way of life. i am for a package that involves everyone. it is the only way to get past this and move forward. it is so important. mexico is our number one trading partner. we talk about border patrol and many agents today. it a triple that, we're talking about thousands of agents along the border. i simply think that we have had enough division on this issue. >> great. we will move on to another question involving immigration. >> thank you gentlemen for being here with us tonight. president obama's dream act has given people a lot of hope for legal status. if elected, mr. sadler, what would you do? >> it is an executive order, so i could not do anything about that. if you talk to these young people, there were brought here by their families.
the state of texas and conservative principles. mr. sadler -- you want to ask who john cornyn is supporting. i would encourage you to, because i tell you, he has been campaigning -- >> you will not answer the question. >> i look forward to working with him side-by-side. on the other hand, let me ask you, are you suggesting that you would not vote for a democrat as majority leader? >> i am telling you this. if i was a republican, i would vote for john cornyn. but all your money comes from jim demint and the super pac. that is his biggest competition. we all know that. you will not answer the question. >> jim demint has made it clear he is not running for leadership. what i said, i said i think it would be presumptuous for me to commit to a leadership vote until the election. you showed no hesitancy -- >> we are going to go on. in the next session, they will sort out their leaders in the next session. we are tentatively going to move on to immigration. >> mr. sadler, stopping illegal immigration, there have been proposals like tripling the size of border patrol or building expensive fences or
from peggy going to mr. sadler. >> how would you address the 1.6 million or more undocumented in texas now. mr. sadler, you want to give them a route to legal status. how would that work exactly? sadler: as a state, it's important to deal with the issue. if we don't start dealing with it, ten years from now, we'll be arguing about it. we have a rich, diverse culture. what i said is that we have to, obviously, secure the border. we ought to pass the dream act, do a temporary work permit so we know who is here and they participate as the gentleman described on the screen. there should be a reasonable way to citizenship at the back of the line. put, really, whatever restrictions we want as long as they are reasonable. speak english, not have committed a crime, been here for a sufficient amount of time. these things help us move past this because our strength in our state is our diversity. nobody's giving amnesty. they have to earn the right to be an american citizen. we need to get past this because our state's too important to be divided. >> mr. cruz, you want to strengthen the border, e
if we're going to save that program. >> let's ask mr. sadler about this. what changes would you make to save cost? >> well, thank you for asking. but we don't have to change the programs. we don't have to. we have to make some hard decisions to keep them. and we can keep them for all of us. this is the promise we made to each other. that is promise that we made that our seniors would live with dignity and have hospitalization coverage. social security is a pretty easy fix. it really is. there are three options, one you can raise the cap currently that we use to apply taxes to. if you have $106,000 worth of income you pay social security on that amount. if you don't you pay a reduced rate because your income is less. >> would you talk about medicare too, please? >> i will. if we just raise it back to the original framework we add a decade and a half to security scumplete there are really simple things we can do to save security for all of us. medicare is more difficult because of rising health care costs. we don't have a good answer for how to deal with rising health care costs. we ha
tomorrow night from texas. republican ted cruz is running against paul sadler for the seat vacated. mr. cruz is the former solicitor general of texas, and mr. sadler was a member of the texas house. their debate will be at the studios of wfaa in dallas live on crap at 8:00 p.m. eastern. watch an engage with c-span has the presidential candidates meet in their first debate on wednesday from the university of denver. our live debate preview starts at 7:00 p.m. eastern. at 9:00 p.m., the news hair with jim lerher moderates the debate focusing on domestic policy. after the debate, viewer reaction, comments, e-mails and tweets. you can follow our live coverage on c-span, c-span radio and online at c-span.org. nebraska senator ben nelson is not running for re-election. the candidates for that seat are republican doug fisher, a -- deb fisher, a republican, and gob khary. our coverage of their monday night debate is courtesy of n.i.t. news. >> we are live tweeting this debate. if you're on twitter, follow the hashtag nesen. for the next hour the candidates will face questions from nebraska jou
with republican ted cruz and democrat paul sadler. mr. crews is a former solicitor general for the state and paul sadler is a former member of the texas house. they're vying for the seat of kay bailey hutchison. that starts at 8:00 from the studios okert in houston. and this afternoon chris christie. on monday, the topic is foreign policy, and our live coverage will start at eastern -- 7:00 eastern, with the debate beginning at 9:00. >> it starts as an economic argument. men are just having a harder time adapting to the economy and women are adapting more easily. i can't tell you why. but just to stay to this period in history. it's education and credentials. the economy is fast changing. women seem to be getting those skills and credentials at a much faster rate than men are. and they seem to be more nimble. and that kind of filters down into our society. so in the book i talk about how that changes marriage and our notions of fatherhood and what men can and can't do in families and how young people have sex and make decisions. so you start to see it having an influence in our culture. >> author
't served in the u.s. senate, neither has mr. sadler, i welcome and rely on their experience about the institution, about the individual people in that institution and my intention if and when i'm elected in november is to put my nose down, roll my sleeves up and do the hard work it's going to take to fix these problems. >> mr. sadler, how would you get up to speed and is there a policy area you think you would have to lean on your colleagues? >> foreign policy. we're not privy to the security briefings that senators get. we don't have those things. i've been very measured in my criticisms of -- i've never been critical of mr. obama or mr. romney on foreign policy because i think it's important that you know what you're talking about. as a united states senator you need to know when to deep your mouth shut and right now that's the time. everythingrivy to they know. that's an area where i would look forward to having briefings and having the opportunity to learn more about. >> thank you very much, thanks to you for -- thanks to you the candidates for joining us and my colleagues for
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